Impostor Syndrom lecture

I teach a class for first year MA students, entitled “MA Thesis Development Seminar” in which I focus on helping students succeed in their time here. I not only focus on them doing good science, but also on the process by which one does science. That means...

Ichthyology scavenger hunt #w4112

I try hard to make my classes interesting. Part of that is finding new and hopefully innovative ways to get students thinking about systematics, taxonomy and conservation. To that end we are having a scavenger hunt at the American Museum of Natural History which will...

This one matters to me

Twitter is a great medium for people to communicate, but it’s short character limit, the sheer volume of tweets and the frequent lack of context can mean that conversations on twitter tend to go from 0 to full on Rage mode in 3.5 seconds.  I typically try to stay out...